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The Sunday Q&A #29 : Ancient Knowledge of Time, Cycles, Planes, Incarnations

The Sunday Q&A #29 : Ancient Knowledge of Time, Cycles, Planes, Incarnations

February 17, 2020

(I apologize for bad sound quality in this episode, some parts are barely audible or are distorted.)

How does the ancient view of time different from current view? What is the nature of the time? What is time like in other planes of existence? What are causal bodies really doing? What is the relation between spiritual evolution and cycles of time? Let us explore together.

The Sunday Q&A #28 : Self-Remembrance, Creation of Matter, Lost knowledge and civilizations

The Sunday Q&A #28 : Self-Remembrance, Creation of Matter, Lost knowledge and civilizations

February 9, 2020

What is Self remembrance and how to do it? What are material objects, how are they created? Is the ancient knowledge valid? How can we get the lost knowledge back?

Society and the Seeker : With Charlie Jacob

Society and the Seeker : With Charlie Jacob

February 7, 2020

How the education system has failed us? Why is a Guru needed? And what is Spiritual Parenting? Lets discuss some topics of practical nature with our guest Charlie.

Nonduality with Charlie Jacob

Nonduality with Charlie Jacob

February 6, 2020

Charlie is our guest today. We explore the spiritual path she is on and how it has changed her life. We talk about Nonduality, the mind, and experiencing oneness, becoming a child again.

The Sunday Q&A #27 : Desire for Liberation and Illusion of Bondage

The Sunday Q&A #27 : Desire for Liberation and Illusion of Bondage

February 2, 2020

Is the desire for liberation just another desire on top of other desires? What gets Liberated? Am I already Liberated? Who is bound? What is stopping me from getting there? We get answers to all these questions.

The Sunday Q&A #26 : Finer aspects of Self Realization

The Sunday Q&A #26 : Finer aspects of Self Realization

January 26, 2020

The Satsang talks about the difference between a Self realized person and an ordinary person, the conduct of people at the dawn of Self realization and the transmission of awareness by Gurus.

The Sunday Q&A #25 : Managing People and Worldly issues, Astrology for Seekers

The Sunday Q&A #25 : Managing People and Worldly issues, Astrology for Seekers

January 19, 2020

How to manage the disturbances and distractions of worldly kind? Is escape a plausible solution? Who's fault is it if my life is a mess? What is astrology? Is it real? What is the connection of mind to astrology and planets etc? Is it a dead art now? Let us explore together.

The Sunday Q&A #24 : Anahat Naad, Dangers of Kundalini and Fake Gurus

The Sunday Q&A #24 : Anahat Naad, Dangers of Kundalini and Fake Gurus

January 13, 2020

What is Anahat Naad and what does it indicate? What are the dangers of unsupervised Kundalini practices? What are the indicators of progress on the path of knowledge? How to identify fake gurus? We explore these very interesting questions today and I take you into a little journey into my own personal practices.

The Sunday Q&A #23 : Creation, Will and History

The Sunday Q&A #23 : Creation, Will and History

January 6, 2020

What is creation? Who is the creator? How is it being created or was created? Who's will is this? If everything is being created by the mind then why is there a history or archaeological records? What is the nature of historical time? Let us dig out some answers for these fundamental questions and solve them for once and for all.

Teachings of Ranjit Maharaj : Part-5 : Death

Teachings of Ranjit Maharaj : Part-5 : Death

January 5, 2020

Reading about the teachings of Ranjit Maharaj with commentary. Death is an illusion. Ignorance brings fear of death, and odd, irrational behaviour. Those who know death, know life. How long can you postpone the understanding of who you are? Death is knocking on your door. It is never too late to know, and that is our purpose for assuming a perishable form.

Teachings of Ranjit Maharaj : Part-4 : Happiness and Teacher

Teachings of Ranjit Maharaj : Part-4 : Happiness and Teacher

January 4, 2020

Reading about the teachings of Ranjit Maharaj with commentary. He gives us the key to eternal happiness. He feels that a teacher is necessary to progress quickly, and a bit of faith is initially needed, but in the end the teacher merges in you and knowledge replaces faith.

Teachings of Ranjit Maharaj : Part-3 : Zero and Mind

Teachings of Ranjit Maharaj : Part-3 : Zero and Mind

January 3, 2020

Reading about the teachings of Ranjit Maharaj with commentary. Zero is absolute, the emptiness without qualities, the only reality. Minds and thoughts are merely appearances in it. When there is no mind, reality is.

Teachings of Ranjit Maharaj : Part-2 : Body, Ego and World

Teachings of Ranjit Maharaj : Part-2 : Body, Ego and World

January 1, 2020

Reading about the teachings of Ranjit Maharaj with commentary. He holds the view that the body, ego and the world, all are illusory, unreal. He then states the implications of this understanding. Once we see the illusions, we are freed from the illusions and ignorance. The Reality, the Self shines forth.

Teachings of Ranjit Maharaj : Part-1 : Reality, Knowledge and Ignorance

Teachings of Ranjit Maharaj : Part-1 : Reality, Knowledge and Ignorance

December 31, 2019

This is the audio version of a reading session livestreamed on my YouTube channel recently. It has been edited slightly and cleaned up. Ranjit Maharaj was a Guru brother of Nisargdatta Maharaj and so his teachings contain the same flavour. In this part we learn about his views on reality or zero and the relation between knowledge and ignorance.

The text can be found here : https://www.inner-quest.org/Ranjit_Meeting.htm

The Sunday Q&A #22 : Part-2 : After Death Experiences

The Sunday Q&A #22 : Part-2 : After Death Experiences

December 29, 2019

What happens after death? Does everyone experience similar things after death? Is there any experience at all? How to know how death looks like? Let us venture into the unknown world of death and speculate. This is part 2 of 2 of the recording.

The Sunday Q&A #22 : Part-1 : Witnessing

The Sunday Q&A #22 : Part-1 : Witnessing

December 29, 2019

What is the practice of witnessing? How to do it and who does it? What happens when there is uninterrupted witnessing? How is deep sleep like? Lets see deeper into the mind and its witness. This is part-1 of 2 of the recording.

The Sunday Q&A #21 : Post Awakening Syndrome

The Sunday Q&A #21 : Post Awakening Syndrome

December 22, 2019

Why is my life still miserable after awakening? Where is the promised bliss? How come there is depression, lack of motivation, a vacuum in me? I know the meaninglessness and purposelessness of this existence, yet I cannot accept it as it is. These are the symptoms of post awakening syndrome. Lets try to find a cure in today's session of The Sunday Q&A.

The Sunday Q&A #20 : Role of the Gender

The Sunday Q&A #20 : Role of the Gender

December 15, 2019

What role does one's gender play in spiritual journey? Which practices are suitable for a specific gender? Does it even matter? What precautions are needed when I choose a practice? Let us approach these issues from a wholistic point of view.

The Sunday Q&A #19 : Psychic Self Defense, Mental Influences, Shielding

The Sunday Q&A #19 : Psychic Self Defense, Mental Influences, Shielding

December 8, 2019

Universal mind is not all cuddly and cosy place. Inter-connectivity ensures that everything affects everything else, and some of these influences can be harmful. What are the causes of these negative influences? How to shield oneself from them? Let us see the reverse side of spirituality.

The Sunday Q&A #18 : Physical pain, Side effects of Self realisation, Power of speech

The Sunday Q&A #18 : Physical pain, Side effects of Self realisation, Power of speech

December 2, 2019

How to manage physical pain, old age and death? What are the benefits of self realisation and what are its side effects? Why is speech so powerful, how to utilize our voice to ease our lives?